When you are looking to replace your roof, it is important to choose a roofing contractor that understands the design of your roof and how your roof ties into the construction of your home or commercial buildings structure. For most people, their home is their largest investment. Here are the three things to know when talking with a roofing contractor about replacing your roof:
- Protection – Current asphalt shingles are designed to look nice and require little maintenance. One of the best ways to protect your roof is to have it properly sealed. When your roof is not properly sealed from the elements, your home could be vulnerable to moisture which can lead to mold in the attic and ultimately mold in the rafters. Additionally, the roof decking that is made with plywood could rot and require expensive roof repairs.
- Defend – Your roof is the first line of defense against wind damage, hail damage, and heavy rains. An improper installation could result in parts of your roof blowing off in high winds. Loss of shingles is very common to our roofs in Chester County. Be sure your contractor understands that the shingles on the eaves and peaks are the most vulnerable to high wind damage.
- Breathability – Proper ventilation in the attic, which allows for moisture trapped in the space to exit through the peak’s roof ventilation system, is key to helping your roof breathe. Whether you have ridge vents along the peak or turtle vents on the roof’s plane, you will want a roofing contractor to inspect these critical areas to ensure your roof is ventilating correctly. With proper attic ventilation and a good layer of insulation, your home will be more energy efficient and comfortable.